Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dorothy McGuire - The McGuire Sisters Has Died

(Taken in 1953, this photo shows Christine, Phyllis and Dorothy, left to right)

Dorothy McGuire, one of the singing McGuire Sisters -- along with Christine and Phyllis -- died Friday (September 7) at her son's home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The 84 year-old had suffered from Parkinson's disease and age-related dementia. 
The trio hailed from Middletown, Ohio and got their break on Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scouts" radio show in 1952, eventually joining the old Redhead as regulars on his show. From 1954 to 1961, they charted 32 times, earning 5 top ten hits, including their versions of "Sincerely" (#1-1955) and "Sugartime" (#1-1958). The group broke up in 1964 when Phyllis went solo but reunited in 1986. The sisters were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.